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Statement from University of Missouri Regarding MOHELA Lawsuit


Christian Basi

August 10, 2007

Contact: Jennifer Hollingshead

Office: (573) 882-0601

E-mail: hollingsheadj@umsystem.edu

Dr. Gordon H. Lamb, Interim President of the University of Missouri, on Friday issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed in Cole County Circuit Court against the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority and its members.

“The University is monitoring this litigation because the issues it raises are obviously important to the University and to Missouri’s other public institutions of higher education. To fulfill the University of Missouri’s unique missions of teaching, research, service and economic development, we must confront critical needs for updated facilities to support our students and those missions. The University deeply appreciates the efforts of Missouri officials who provide leadership and resources to address these needs.”